Jackpot: The Best of Bette CD (2008)

Artist: Bette Midler

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Product Overview


Label Rhino Records
SKU 208793321
UPC 081227993948
UPC 14 00081227993948
Format CD
Release Date 9/23/2008
Author Bette Midler
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Billboard Top 10 Karaoke Box Set Vol
Compilation Appearance Every Child Deserves A Lifetime:songs
Compilation Appearance Billboard 1980'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Compilation Appearance Johnny Mathis Gold:50th Ann Christmas
Compilation Appearance Classic Christmas Album:johnny Mathis
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Great American Songbook Collection
Compilation Appearance In Harmony
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Artist Influence Aretha Franklin
Artist Influence Barbra Streisand
Artist Influence Buzzy Linhart
Artist Influence Carole King
Artist Influence Cole Porter
Artist Influence Ethel Waters
Artist Influence Janis Joplin
Artist Influence Judy Garland
Artist Influence Rosemary Clooney
Artist Influence Sophie Tucker
Artist Influence The Andrews Sisters
Artist Influence The Boswell Sisters
Artist Influence The Dixie-Cups
Artist Influence The Shangri-Las
Artist Contemporary Barbra Streisand
Artist Contemporary Barry Manilow
Artist Contemporary Bernadette Peters
Artist Contemporary Billy Joel
Artist Contemporary Carly Simon
Artist Contemporary Cher
Artist Contemporary Christopher Cross
Artist Contemporary Dionne Warwick
Artist Contemporary Elton John
Artist Contemporary Janis Joplin
Artist Contemporary Judy Collins
Artist Contemporary Laura Nyro
Artist Contemporary Leon Redbone
Artist Contemporary Linda Eder
Artist Contemporary Linda Ronstadt
Artist Contemporary Lionel Richie
Artist Contemporary Liza Minnelli
Artist Contemporary Luther Vandross
Artist Contemporary Mandy Patinkin
Artist Contemporary Maria Muldaur
Artist Contemporary Meat Loaf
Artist Contemporary Melissa Manchester
Artist Contemporary Michael Feinstein
Artist Contemporary Neil Diamond
Artist Contemporary Patti LuPone
Artist Contemporary Peggy Lee (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Peter Allen (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Rita Coolidge
Artist Contemporary Roberta Flack
Artist Contemporary Sarah Brightman
Artist Contemporary Sheena Easton
Artist Contemporary Stevie Nicks
Artist Contemporary The 5th Dimension
Artist Contemporary Whitney Houston
Artist Follower Betty Buckley
Artist Follower Celine Dion
Artist Follower Cyndi Lauper
Artist Follower Harry Connick, Jr.
Artist Follower Idina Menzel
Artist Follower Madonna
Artist Follower Mandy Patinkin
Artist Follower Michael Crawford (Vocals)
Artist Follower Michael Feinstein
Artist Follower Vonda Shepard
Artist Follower Whitney Houston
Technical Info
Producer Chuck Plotkin; Don Was; Barry Mason; Geoffrey Haslam; Scott Erickson; Jay Landers; Joel Dorn; Ahmet Ertegun; Marc Shaiman; Mark Hulett; Paul Rothchild; Robbie Buchanan; Robert Kraft; Arif Mardin; Bette Sussman; Barry Manilow; Don Was; Barry Mason; Geogre
CatalogID 12279939
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 09/23/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 67m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227993948
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Don Smith ; Ed Cherney ; Bill Gazecki; Geoffrey Haslam; Jack Joseph Puig; Lewis Hahn; Mick Guzauski; Paul Rothchild; Arif Mardin; Bill Schnee; Bob Liftin.
Audio Remasterer: Bernie Grundman.
Liner Note Author: Jay Landers .
Photographers: Ellen Poppinga; Greg Gorman; Firooz Zahedi.
Arrangers: Marc Shaiman; Paul Rothchild; Robbie Buchanan; Steve Skinner; Barry Manilow.
JACKPOT: THE BEST BETTE covers the entirety of Bette Midler's career, starting with her iconic self-titled 1972 debut. All of Midler's biggest hits are here, from "Do You Wanna Dance" and "Beast of Burden" to the enormous ballad smashes "Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Rose," and "From A Distance." However, the 20 tracks also include less widely known fan favorites like Midler's sensitve reading of John Prine's "Hello In There" and a lullaby-like reading of "Baby Mine," originally from Walt Disney's DUMBO. Rarities include the swinging Christmas tune "Cool Yule" and a stark demo of "Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me."
Artist Overview
Grammy-winning vocalist and Emmy-winning actress Bette Midler rose from off-Broadway obscurity in the 1970s to become one of the most iconic stars of her era. Blessed with a highly resonant voice and an exuberant, often comedic personality, Midler combined the optimistic swing of '40s and '50s stars like the Andrews Sisters with the adult contemporary sophistication of her longtime collaborator Barry Manilow. However, it was by combining her musical gifts with her acting talent -- as she did for 1979's The Rose and 1989's Beaches, for which she also sang the themes -- that she fully manifested as the mega-star we think of today. An entertainment institution, Midler often revisits her early influences, as on her 2014 girl group tribute, It's the Girls! ~ Matt Collar
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.66) - "A soulful take on the Temptations' 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),' a scorching, electric-guitar-driven, version of the Rolling Stones' 'Beast of Burden,' and a heartfelt rendition of Julie Gold's 'From a Distance' show Midler's flexibility."
Artist Bio
Bette MidlerBette Midler grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she began singing at an early age. After winning several talent shows, it was clear what she had to do -- get the hell out of there! Ironically, playing an extra in the film, Hawaii, she earned enough money to move to New York City. She soon landed on Broadway, playing Tzeitel, the oldest daughter in the hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and singing "Matchmaker" eight times a week. (Even then, she understood the importance of doing one's own matinees).Once she began singing in clubs around town, word reached the owner of the famed Continental Baths, who immediately offered her a job. Performing at the baths, she developed the trademark act that would make her one of the most renowned talents of a generation. Bawdy humor, revealing costumes and a distinctive voice made for an act that was poignant, tacky and altogether fabulous. "I wouldn't say I invented tack," she boasted," "...but I definitely brought it to its present popularity." Her performances of songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Delta Dawn," and "Superstar" were unforgettable and caused audiences to fall in love with the self-anointed "Divine Miss M."After being discovered by Ahmet Ertugun, the legendary president of Atlantic Records, Bette recorded her first album, The Divine Miss M, which hit #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart and went platinum. In 1973, she won her first Grammy for Best New Artist. After successfully touring the world and returning to Broadway in the Tony winning, Clams on the Halfshell, Hollywood beckoned. Midler's first starring role in the feature film, The Rose, garnered two Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy for the film's title song and a best actress Oscar nomination. The Oscar itself went to Sally Field, whom Bette has arm-wrestled for the statuette -- but unfortunately, lost.Forty years, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, a Tony Award and tons of record-breaking performances since she hit the scene, the "Divine Miss M" is still going strong. She recently said that although it's tough being a living legend, somebody's got to do it. "In other words", she added, "I'm not retiring and you can't make me!"
Disc 1
1 In The Mood
2 This Ole House
3 Beast Of Burden
4 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
5 Rose, The
6 When A Man Loves A Woman
7 I've Still Got My Health
8 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
9 Hello In There
10 Glory Of Love, The
11 Tenderly
12 Wind Beneath My Wings
13 Do You Want To Dance?
14 Baby Mine
15 From A Distance
16 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy [Single Version]
17 Friends
18 Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me - (previously unreleased)
19 Cool Yule
Product Attributes
Artist Midler,Bette
Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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